Obama Adviser Says No U.S. Mideast Peace Plan Ready

April 9, 2010 - 9:07 AM
President Barack Obama's national security adviser says the administration is discussing how to jump-start the lagging Mideast peace process, but doesn't have a new U.S. plan to offer.
Aboard Air Force One (AP) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser says the administration is discussing how to jump-start the lagging Mideast peace process, but doesn't have a new U.S. plan to offer.
 
Speaking to reporters accompanying Obama back to Washington Friday from Prague, Gen. James Jones said, "There's been no decision on that."
 
There had been reports earlier this week that the administration was poised to offer a new U.S. peace proposal to the Israelis and Palestinians that would build on understandings reached at Camp David, Md., in 2000.
 
Jones said the Mideast strategy came up during a meeting Obama recently had with a half-dozen former national security advisers. He said "these are ongoing discussions" and said that "we don't intend to surprise anybody at any time."